Nominees announced for 50th annual CMA Awards - WSMV Channel 4

Nominees announced for 50th annual CMA Awards

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Chris Stapleton (Photo Credit: Becky Fluke) Chris Stapleton (Photo Credit: Becky Fluke)
Eric Church (Photo credit: John Peets) Eric Church (Photo credit: John Peets)
Maren Morris (Photo credit: Courtesy Sony Music Nashville) Maren Morris (Photo credit: Courtesy Sony Music Nashville)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are leading the way for the 50th Annual CMA Awards, with each receiving five nominations.

The nominees were announced Wednesday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban each received four nominations. Tim McGraw, who has been nominated 38 times, received three nominations.

Country stars Brad Paisley and Underwood will be hosting the awards show at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Tickets go on sale Sept. 23.


SLIDESHOW: Click here to see photos of the top nominees


Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
Thomas Rhett - "Die A Happy Man"
Tim McGraw - "Humble and Kind"
Maren Morris - "My Church"
Chris Stapleton - "Nobody To Blame"
Eric Church - "Record Year:

Album of the Year
Dierks Bentley - "Black"
Maren Morris - "Hero"
Eric Church - "Mr. Misunderstood"
Keith Urban - "Ripcord"
Carrie Underwood - "Storyteller"

Song of the Year
"Burning House" - Camaron "Cam" Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
"Die A Happy Man" - Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur
"Humble and Kind" - Lori McKenna
"Record Year" - Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
"My Church" - busbee, Maren Morris

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Tim McGraw
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Lane
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year
"Different for Girls" - Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
"Home Alone Tonight" - Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
"The Fighter" - Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
"Think Of You" - Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
"You Are My Sunshine" - Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas - Dobro / Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar
Dann Huff - Guitar
Brent Mason - Guitar
Derek Wells - Guitar

Music Video of the Year
"Burning House" - Cam
"Fire Away" - Chris Stapleton
"Humble and Kind" - Tim McGraw
"Record Year" - Eric Church
"Somewhere On A Beach" - Dierks Bentley

New Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell

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